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How to Change A Core Limiting Belief

You have core beliefs that guide the decisions you make. They affect how you interpret the events in your life and they influence the way you think, behave, and feel. This post is about changing a core limiting belief (imprint) you made up before you were eight (8) years old. You made a decision back then in a highly charged experience that became a core limiting belief and this decision seeded many other limiting beliefs you might have.

We live in a belief driven universe. When you change your beliefs, you change your reality.

An example of common core limiting beliefs before the age of eight:

1. I’m stupid
2. I’m never good enough
3. I’m not lovable
4. I’m not worthy
5. My world is a dangerous/unsafe place
6. There is something wrong with me
7.  I’m inadequate
8.  People can’t be trusted
9.  I am ugly
10. I am never seen or heardWhat is your core limiting belief?

The Procedure To Change the Belief 

Say this to your being and answer to your being your limiting belief. It can be helpful to have a pen and paper.

How does my belief serve me?

What is the feeling I feel when I think about this belief on a scale of 1-10. 10 is strong and 1 is total disbelief.

Does this belief enhance my life?

Is this a belief I want to keep?

Would I want a friend or loved one to have a belief like this?

Imagine or pretend the first time in your childhood before age eight (8) the experience that created this limiting belief. See yourself in this memory and reevaluate the meaning of the experience by your adult self by looking at the memory before the experience happened. (if it happened at age 4, then imagine going back before 4 with adult eyes to evaluate). You also can have a helper (animal,object,or human) to assist you in this reevaluation.

Say this old belief to yourself, I used to believe ________________.

What new belief do I want to have after reevaluating the memory that I can state in the positive? Write it down.

When you think of the old belief where would you rank it on a scale1-10? If it is above a 1, do the FreeSpotting procedure on desensitizing the old limiting belief down to disbelief :a-wonderful-self-help-technique-2/

How strong is the new belief about yourself (1-10)

Take steps based on your new belief. Taking action, even the smallest step, will help solidify your new un-limiting decision. Your first steps don’t have to be perfect, just headed in the right direction. Acknowledge yourself when you’ve taken that step.

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